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Old March 20, 2007, 07:15 PM   #101
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Old March 20, 2007, 07:37 PM   #102
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Old March 20, 2007, 07:42 PM   #103
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Old March 20, 2007, 07:57 PM   #104
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Old March 20, 2007, 08:07 PM   #105
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Old March 22, 2007, 05:57 PM   #106
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Yep. U.S. Army -- 82nd Airborne. Served for 8 years.
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Old March 22, 2007, 06:17 PM   #107
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Yep. U.S. Army -- 82nd Airborne. Served for 8 years.
Abndoc,
What unit? I've been in 2/505 PIR for the past 10 1/2 yrs.
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Old March 22, 2007, 06:29 PM   #108
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Old March 22, 2007, 06:49 PM   #109
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Old March 22, 2007, 07:18 PM   #110
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Old March 23, 2007, 08:52 AM   #111
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Old March 23, 2007, 02:12 PM   #112
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Old March 23, 2007, 02:16 PM   #113
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In spite of over 10 years of Law Enforcement I had to vote that i did not serve my country . Me thinks the poll header is skewed .
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Old March 23, 2007, 03:56 PM   #114
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Old March 23, 2007, 07:41 PM   #115
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Old March 23, 2007, 09:08 PM   #116
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Old March 24, 2007, 12:37 AM   #117
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Redneckrepairs, I'd say you served in my book. The enemies were domestic as opposed to foreign. Thank you for your service.
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Old March 24, 2007, 12:46 PM   #118
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Yes - WWII and Korean war - over something over 8 years total time ( about half active duty and the remainder organized reserve) I had duty with the army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. You know how it is - some people just spend longer finding their niche in life.

If you were in a Marine Artillery Battalion in 1950 and were told this young kid was your Assistant Battalion Surgeon - would you feel more secure - or more motivated to avoid getting wounded?



As most here probably know, the USMC gets their medical services from the Medical Corps of the Navy so, while I served with the USMC, I was never actually a member of the USMC. The members of my battalion felt I was one of them, however - particularly when I enthusiastically always joined them on the firing range - hey, as a kid in depression days I had to buy my own gun and ammo - no way would I pass up their furnishing me the rifle, ammo, and range - and pay me for that time in addition!!

Many aren't aware that one of the six "Marines" raising the flag in the Iwo Jima statue was actually a Navy Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class John Bradley who was awarded the Navy Cross - second only to the Medal Of Honor. He is in the middle.



My service may have benefited my country but, in the final analysis, I was the one who benefited most form that experience and service and I'm sure most of us felt the same way.



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Old March 24, 2007, 03:40 PM   #119
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My service may have benefited my country but, in the final analysis, I was the one who benefited most form that experience and service and I'm sure most of us felt the same way.
OJ,
I have to agree with that. While I was in, I made great friends & had some great times. Yet I bitched & moaned and wanted out. Once out, I looked back, and realized I was having a great time/experience. I would not trade it for anything.

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Old March 24, 2007, 04:03 PM   #120
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Old March 24, 2007, 04:04 PM   #121
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Old March 24, 2007, 06:19 PM   #122
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I have to agree with that. While I was in, I made great friends & had some great times. Yet I bitched & moaned and wanted out. Once out, I looked back, and realized I was having a great time/experience. I would not trade it for anything.

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Tuckerdog1,
Thanks for the backup. I'm with you about there being no shortage of times when things were less than desirable in all ways but, I learned things about life and how to (and sometimes how not to) handle difficult and even threatening situations. I found myself in situations such as being Deputy Commander of a 35 bed hospital as an O-2 (Lt JG - 1st Lt) with head nurses being O-4 (Lt Cmdr -Major) level, attending group commanders meetings weekly with the next lowest ranking member besides me being at the O-5 (Cmdr - Lt Col) level and holding my own with that group, and, worst of all, not only not getting the backing of my Command Level Surgeon but, being back stabbed by that office for nothing but personal bias - to hell with the safety of my troops.

At any rate, it was an education in how to handle life that couldn't have been obtained in the best education institutions in the world and, by far, the great majority of my personal contacts were some of the greatest people I have ever known in my life - really inspiring - from lowest to highest ranks. It was truly an honor to have that service experience for which I've been grateful all my life.

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Old March 24, 2007, 08:49 PM   #123
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Old March 24, 2007, 11:01 PM   #124
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Old March 25, 2007, 05:06 AM   #125
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